Antwerpen, Guy Schraenen éditeur, 1975-1977 Editors gray slipcase, with pasted label on the forefront and the back, 11 x 15 x 2,5 cm, containing 10 object booklets. This is copy 213 of the regular edition of 480. There are also copies with random numbering which may indicate that the 480 copies were not all released. Ref.3 The very rare prospectus for this edition is added Ref.4
Booklets by Ref.2
- Eduard Bal Guy Schraenen Middelheim 20/21-8-74 photos extraites du film S8 noir-blanc couleurs - with folded loose leaf.
- Antoine de Bary mis sous envelope 14 juillet 1975 - with red band and transparent envelope with paper shapes.
- Michael Gibbs 5 coloured alphabets in black and white - 5 loose inserted folded pages.
- Bram Bogart peintures
- Roy Adzak - with burnt match
- Maglione “la leçon de broderie” colleXtion
- John Belis 3 sculptures - loose inserted
- S(ervulo). Esmeraldo Méthode pratique et illustrée pour construire un excitable, precede d’une notice sur l’électricité statique
- Hugo De Clercq frame works
- Aeschbacher de Bachi-Bouzouk - with loose frame
Very good condition.
- Guy Schraenen (1941 London – 2018 Paris)
Belgian curator, publisher and essayist. In 1974 he co-founded the renowned Archive for Small Press and Communication (ASSPC).
That was part of an important international network within the independent art press. He became famous in the art world for his tireless work with artists and artist archives. He supported artists from all over the world trough many initiatives, including his own Archive Space.
His work for Polish artists in the 1970s in particular proved to be a great support for their international advancement. From 1966 to 1976 he also led Galerie Kontakt in Antwerp, where he showed work by Jef Geys, Georges Vantongerloo, Lucio Fontana and others. He also had his own publishing house, Guy Schraenen éditeur, with which he published a stream of publications. In 1989 he became curator of the collection artist publications ‘A Museum within a Museum’ at the Museum Weserburg in Bremen. That museum also took over the Archive for Small Press and Communication in 1999. Ref.1